Enterprise-grade integration with Cloud Pak for Integration v2021.1

Welcome to our workshop! In this workshop we'll be looking at various parts of the Cloud Pak for Integration platform. The goals of this workshop are:

  • Create, deploy and test a new API using the API Connect Developer Toolkit

  • Using App Connect to bidirectionally sync Salesforce data with an application

  • Using Apache Kafka for near realtime data replication

Cloud Pak for Integration

About this workshop

The introductory page of the workshop is broken down into the following sections:

About Cloud Pak for Integration

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration is an enterprise-ready, containerized software solution that contains all the tools you need to integrate and connect application components and data both within and between clouds. Running on Red Hat OpenShift, the IBM Cloud Pak for Integration gives businesses complete choice and agility to deploy workloads on premises and on private and public cloud.

Cloud Pak for Integration includes components to enable you to manage:

API lifecycle

Create, secure, manage, share and monetize APIs across clouds while you maintain continuous availability. Take control of your API ecosystem and drive digital business with a robust API strategy that can meet the changing needs of your users

Application and data integration

Integrate all of your business data and applications more quickly and easily across any cloud, from the simplest SaaS application to the most complex systems - without worrying about mismatched sources, formats or standards

Enterprise messaging

Simplify, accelerate and facilitate the reliable exchange of data with a flexible and security-rich messaging solution that’s trusted by some of the world’s most successful enterprises. Ensure you receive the information you need, when you need it - and receive it only once

Event streaming

Use Apache Kafka to deliver messages more easily and reliably and to react to events in real time. Provide more personalized customer experiences by responding to events before the moment passes

High-speed data transfer

Send large files and data sets virtually anywhere, reliably and at maximum speed. Accelerate collaboration and meet the demands of complex global teams, without compromising performance or security

Datapower Gateway

Provides secure and reliable gateway services for API Connect

Asset Repository

Stores, manages, retrieves and enables search for integration assets

Operations Dashboard

Traces transactions across Cloud Pak for Integration


In addition to the labs, this workshop uses the following lectures:


This workshop was primarily written by David Carew, Henry Nash and Steve Martinelli.